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As part of its ongoing mission to improve the care of individuals with COPD, on June 14-15, COPD Foundation is hosting the second in a series of biennial conferences bringing together health care providers, specialists, healthcare management professionals and others who are involved and/or interested in the care of individuals with COPD. The COPD8USA Conference will be held in Chicago, IL and is designed to improve the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with COPD for optimal patient outcomes. World-leading researchers in the field will be present to give talks on COPD research, challenges in treatment and best practices.
As part of the conference, COPD Foundation is also partnering with Breathe Better Network member Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago to host a workshop for individuals with COPD at the same venue. The workshop will begin with a joint session together with COPD8USA attendees before breaking off into its own panel discussion in the afternoon. The panel will feature leading doctors and scholars in the field.
For more information about these events and registration visit the COPD8USA website.
Pictured (L-R): Dr. Thomas Mahrer, Kaiser; Dr. James Crapo, National Jewish Health; Dr. Guy Soo Hoo, Veteran's Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System & BREATHE LA Board; Dr. Yossef Aelony, BREATHE LA Board; and Jennifer Clark, BREATHE LA Acting Director of Programs and Research. PHOTO CREDIT: David Berman
BREATHE LA, a leader in COPD education and advocacy across Southern California, recently brought more than 30 prominent pulmonologists and allied health professionals from the region together in Hollywood as part of as part of the Trudeau Society's annual Samuel J. Sills MD Visiting Scholar Lecture & Grand Rounds.
Dr. James Crapo of National Jewish Health (another Breathe Better Network member) and the University of Colorado Denver was the evening's distinguished scholar. Dr. Crapo spoke on the NHLBI funded COPDGene® study which is examining how genetic or inherited risk factors contribute to developing COPD and how this research may lead to improved diagnosis and care.
Trudeau Society, in coordination with BREATHE LA, is Los Angeles' leading regional lung health network, annually hosting professional symposia and grand rounds for experts in respiratory care. For more information on Trudeau Society and the Samuel Sills Speakers Series, visit the Breathe LA website.
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